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BTX9060

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Professor Christopher Arup

Synopsis

The unit aims to develop knowledge and skills, and an understanding of the relationship between the common law, statute law and awards and agreements. In this regard, the unit introduces students to the central tenets of the contract of employment including the formation of the contract, breach of contract and wrongful dismissal, confidentiality, restrictive covenants, employee/independent contractor issues and discrimination law.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify a wide range of legal issues affecting the employment relationship, with a particular focus on the contract of employment
  • illustrate the practical implications of employment law by identifying emerging issues in the media, the workplace and the case law
  • apply the legal principles from relevant cases to hypothetical scenarios
and
  • evaluate the principles underlying employment laws and assess the law's impact on the employment relationship.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (take-home): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Chris Arup

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prohibitions

BTG9241, BTX5060